Tuesday, February 24, 2015
“Meet Your Kiwanian” for February featured one of the newer Kiwanians, Chris Norwood. Chris was born in Washington State and lived in New York and South Carolina before moving back to New York where he graduated from high school. He graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a BA in Journalism. He spent 16 years in the US Air Force being stationed in Texas, Colorado, Florida, and Thailand.
He earned a Master’s in Public Administration and obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst accreditation. He moved to Indiana where his businesses BP Royce Advisors and Norwood Economics, Inc. provide fee based financial planning for business and individuals.
Chris has been involved as a Board member with Carmel Golden K Kiwanis Club, Pathway Family Centers, and the Legacy Fund of Hamilton County’s SNAP Initiative.
Chris, his wife and daughter moved to Greenfield about 1 ½ years ago. He has two adult children a daughter who is a nurse and a son who is PhD candidate at IUPUI.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Renshaw retired recently from Greenfield-Central High School where he taught for 15 years after having served as a consultant. During that time Renshaw was responsible for starting both the radio and television programs for the school system.
Prior to his responsibilities with the school system he was with Time Warner Cable where he was operations manager in addition to being co-host of “The Coffee Club”, a local talk show. He taught broadcasting at Walker Career Center and was news director of WSMJ radio in Greenfield. During the five and a half years at WSMJ he held every job with the exception of Chief Engineer and Station Manager… spending his last three years as morning personality “Jay W. Riley”.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Participants in the make your own valentine contest, Michelle McPherson, Toni Dudley, Becky Riley, Scott Kleine (unique), Phil Hayes, and Steve Emmons.
Committee members with champion candy heart stacker Susie Billings From left: Barb Kauchak, Julie Dishmon, Susie Billings, and Carole Reddish.
Kiwanis celebrated Valentine’s Day at their weekly meeting with games, contests, candy and quizzes. During the quizzes the members learned that women buy 85% of the cards, teachers receive the most cards and pets receive the least.
Six members armed only with paper and their wits attempted to fashion valentines from colored poster board. Prizes were awarded in categories from prettiest to unique. Members were challenged to stack candy hearts with a prize going to the highest stack.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Danielle Daugherty, Executive Director of LINK (Leaders in Navigating Knowledge), introduced Kiwanis to LINK’s programs and told them about the upcoming Education Experience Day. At Education Experience adults can receive assistance with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. The form can help students receive thousands of dollars to pay for college costs. This will take place at Greenfield branch of the Hancock County Public Library from 12 pm until 6 pm, Thursday, February 19. Childcare and dinner will be available at no cost if reservations are made before February 16. RSVP at 317.477.0745 for either childcare or dinner.
LINK is an advocate for post-secondary education in Hancock County and beyond, promoting affordability and accessibility of programs, courses, and services. The mission of Hancock County LINK is to ensure unlimited postsecondary educational opportunities for all adult learners in Hancock County by serving as a network agency that navigates postsecondary educational and workforce training programs available to county residents and businesses.
LINK provides support for non-traditional students who want to pursue post-secondary education. They tell people to think of LINK as the Guidance Office for grown-ups. More information on LINK or Education Experience Day is available at http://educatehancockcounty.com/ .
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